Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The third-season West Wing continuity takes a week off to make room for this documentary special, directed by Oscar winner Bill Couturie. Several past chief executives, among them Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, discuss their experiences behind the walls of the "real" White House. Also interviewed are such noteworthy political pundits as Henry Kissinger, Leon Panetta, and Dee Dee Myers (who at the time this special was filmed was a technical advisor for The West Wing). Sprinkled throughout the interview footage in this special are highlights from The West Wing's first 61 episodes.